I looked for God on my walk home from work
Not in concrete, but in the dirt.
I spied the tree as it stood tall
Listened to blackbird’s evening call.
I stopped and stared at tiny flowers
Who’d burst into life with sun and showers.
In shades of violet, pink and blue.
I sighed with pleasure at their rainbow hue.
I listened to the leaves rustling
Shades of green making my heart sing.
I studied them to feel God’s nature,
Looked at the detail of our Creator.
Every intricate colour, line and shade.
Beautifully designed and lovingly made.
I wondered at the care God took,
From mountain top to little brook.
From sky so blue, with gentle cloud,
To river wide, each rushing sound.
From branch on tree and rocky Tor,
To green, green grass and rugged moor.
This God of mine is seen in every natural thing,
Heard in every bird that sings.
In every flower scent I hear Her voice
Marvel at each of our Creator’s choice.
Only Love could make such beauty real,
Each thing designed to help us feel,
To remind us of the life we’re given,
Is sent from high: above the heavens.
Today the heart of God was shown to me.
Beating with intelligence and harmony.
As I walked home from work today.
I also saw the attribute of play.
God smiled when he planted the tree,
Whose branches smile down at me.
From sky to earth, provided all I need,
In every grain, plant and seed.
God gave us a home that we could love,
Soil and root: bush and shrub.
He showed us His true nature and tender care.
In every atom, in every breath of air.
I marvelled at how God’s awesome power
Discovered Him in every flower,
In every leaf and each speck of soil.
His love is there, always true, forever loyal.
by Maxine Bell May 2015